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Articles from the July 7, 2023 edition


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  • Fireweed geologist surveys Macmillan Pass project within Selwyn Basin.

    Fireweed tacks on gold probe to program

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 26, 2023

    Fireweed Metals Corp. July 5 announced that in conjunction with the largest-ever planned drill program at Macmillan Pass, the company will conduct reconnaissance prospecting, mapping, and sampling across a series of gold anomalies on this Yukon property best known for its zinc-lead deposits. A road-accessible project adjacent to Yukon's border with Northwest Territories, the 940-square-kilometer (363 square miles) Macmillan Pass project blankets a roughly 55-kilometer (34...

  • The largest diamond found at Ekati, a 186-carat gemstone.

    Ekati finds a new home with Burgundy

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 20, 2023

    Burgundy Diamond Mines Ltd. has finalized its acquisition of the Ekati diamond mine in Canada's Northwest Territories, adding another precious stone mine to its portfolio. Already a 40% partner with North Arrow Minerals Inc. at the Naujaat diamond project in Nunavut, Burgundy closed a transaction on July 4 that provides the Australian diamond company full ownership of the world-class Ekati Mine, which will significantly elevate Burgundy's efforts to deliver high-end cut and...

  • Closeup of mineralized core from drilling at the Waterpump Creek silver deposit.

    Southern expansion of Waterpump Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 20, 2023

    Initial 2023 holes trace high-grade deposit to a fault; the drills are now testing an offset extension in the Last Hurrah area. Western Alaska Minerals Corp. July 6 reported that the first five holes of its 2023 drill program has traced the high-grade silver-zinc-lead mineralization at Waterpump Creek to the Illinois Creek fault and two drills are now testing Last Hurrah, a large fault-offset extension of the deposit indicated by geophysics. Located on the Illinois Creek prope...

  • Aerial view of drill testing for gold in a mountainous area of Alaska.

    Drills target higher-grade gold at RPM

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 20, 2023

    Nova Minerals Ltd. July 3 announced the start of a 15,000-meter drill program targeting the higher-grade gold mineralization identified in the RPM and Train areas at the southern end of Estelle, a district-scale Alaska property that hosts 1.1 billion metric tons of global resources averaging 0.3 grams per metric ton (9.9 million ounces) gold. "We are very excited to return to the field again in 2023 to continue to build on the exceptional growth we have shown in just four...

  • Technician pours gold doré into bar molds at Victoria’s Eagle Mine.

    Victoria's Eagle Gold output on the rise

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 20, 2023

    Victoria Gold Corp. July 5 announced that its Eagle Gold Mine in Canada's Yukon produced 45,568 ounces of gold during its second quarter of 2023 and a cumulative of 83,188 oz gold during its first half – a nearly 50% increase from 2022 production. Kicking off the year with a strong start, Victoria announced its first quarter produced 37,619 oz of gold, compared to the 24,358 oz of gold produced during Q1 2022. The company says the 55% increase in gold production was a...

  • Two drills pads set up in the wilderness at Snowline’s Rogue project.

    Snowline drill hole ends up second-best

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 6, 2023

    Snowline Gold Corp. July 5 reported a fantastic start to its 2023 program at Rogue with a wide interval of strong gold mineralization in a hole testing the boundaries of the Valley target on this exciting project in Canada's Yukon. "Our first drill hole of 2023 was drilled to test what we thought was the edge of a relatively high-grade gold corridor within the Rogue project's Valley intrusion," said Snowline Gold CEO Scott Berdahl. "It ended up as Snowline's second-best drill...

  • A driller tests for gold during a spring program near Fairbanks, Alaska.

    Felix strikes gold at NW Array target

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 6, 2023

    Felix Gold Ltd. July 3 reported that initial assay results from the 2023 program at Treasure Creek show that the drilling is beginning to define a trend of strong near-surface gold mineralization at NW Array, the initial exploration target on this property about 20 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. In May, Felix launched a drill program that was slated to involve 3,500 meters of drilling in 30 to 40 reverse circulation holes focused on establishing a near-surface resource at...

  • Map of drill results and geophysical targets at the Storm Copper 4100N Zone.

    Exploring the bigger Storm Copper story

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 6, 2023

    American West Metals Ltd. July 5 announced that its drilling is continuing to expand the near-surface, high-grade copper footprint of 4100N Zone at Storm, and the company is ready to begin testing a much larger but deeper copper target on this northern Nunavut property. American West launched a 10,000-meter reverse circulation drill program in April that is focused on defining a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) compliant resource for three zones at Storm – 4100N, 2...

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